Reporting directly to the Site Engineer, the post holder will work as a member of a small shift team (at times alone), and will be responsible for corrective and preventative maintenance, while operating plant in line with host site requirements and site procedures, as well as maintaining compliance with statutory, health, safety and environmental provisions. The Electrical and Instrument Technician (24/7 shift) will be involved in electrical operations, maintenance and trouble-shooting up to 400V and have responsibility for installation, calibration, repair and maintenance of a range of utility and environmental instrumentation, in accordance with the site training manuals, operating procedures and safety procedures. The role will form part of the site team which undertakes a wide range of activities and responsibilities in the operation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the major site utilities including industrial Water Treatment plant, ammonia Refrigeration plant, waste water neutralisation treatment, CO2 generation, Nitrogen generation, Compressed air, Cooling Towers, Water systems and steam and electrical distribution.
The individual will also contribute to maintaining operating procedures and safety procedures together with using and maintaining accuracy of the electronic data systems and on-site Scada (Symbec), document management system (Know How), communication system (Email) and maintenance management systems (Pragma CAMMS or SAP).
This role will be a temporary, 6-month position, with the possibility of the role being extended or made permanent in line with business requirements.
- Operating the plant to ensure compliance with appropriate safety and environmental standards, and statutory requirements.
- Carrying out plant-related routine duties to ensure plant commercial performance, availability and reliability is maintained to SLA targets.
- Application of safe systems of work, such as Putting People to Work, Authorisation to Work, and client Safety Rules, which may include taking on the duties of Safety Controller, Designated Person, Issuer and Acceptor roles as required by the site location manager.
- Record all identified plant and control faults using shift log and CAMMS.
- General maintenance of plant dependent on individual’s competence.
- Responsibility for producing and maintaining identified site documentation and procedures.
- Liaising with internal and external customers.
- Taking advantage of commercial opportunities through plant operation.
- Planning, organising and carrying out electrical and instrumentation planned and statutory maintenance activities including supervision of competent sub-contractors.
- Assisting Site Engineers on projects and outage preparation.
- Installing and repairing electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using handtools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.
- Installing power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment.
- Diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, compressors, driers, using test equipment, and replacing damaged or broken wires and cables, using handtools.
- Inspecting, testing, adjusting, removing and repairing analogue and digital electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments and systems used to indicate, record and control utility plant operations.
- Inspecting meters, indicators, and gauges to detect abnormal fluctuations.
- Using suitable test equipment, testing accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system.
- Calibrating individual components and whole systems.
- Maintaining back-up and revision documentation.
- Supporting the design and implementation of Continuous Improvement Projects.
The Electrical and Instrument Technician (24/7 shift) Grade 3 Competency Requirements
- Formal and relevant Electrical / Instrument Tech qualification is required (formal qualification).
- Have at least 5 years proven experience in an Electrical & Instrumentation discipline.
- Experience working with PLC automation and associated SCADA systems.
- Experience working with operation, maintenance and calibration of control instrumentation (temperature, pressure, flow etc.).
- Be capable of demonstrating knowledge of core qualification skills in an industrial environment.
- Be capable of carrying out the function of operational Grades 1 & 2 as part of normal site activities.
- Competent in all aspects of utility plant operation and maintenance.
- Knowledge and experience of electrical and instrument systems in utility plant operation and maintenance.
- Be capable of identifying hazards and develop method statement for their maintenance activities within the core craft skills.
- Carrying out the duties of Safety Controller, Designated Person, Issuer and Acceptor roles under the client’s Safety Rules.
- Be capable to read and interpret plant data to enable early intervention and prevent plant failure.
- Be prepared to use, after proper training, all new technologies introduced by the company.
- Have sufficient knowledge of industrial practices within core discipline to carry out fault-finding activities in a heavy industrial environment.
- Properly complete work sheets and plant log book and ensure that any incomplete work is full handed over to the incoming technician.
- Display good teamwork and interpersonal skills, working flexibly within a small team.
- IT literate, displaying skills of numeracy and literacy.
- Electrical or Instrument engineering qualification, or study towards an engineering qualification;
- Working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legal requirements;
- Knowledge of process controls and PLCs.
The individual should be able to think logically and respond quickly and confidently to problems with a minimum of supervision. The Electrical and Instrument Technician will be a self-motivated, flexible individual, able to work alone, use initiative and be willing to accept responsibility to deliver client Business Solution’s requirements.